I missed this the last time around, but will definitely catch it this time around.
Experimental theatre company theatrethreesixty opens its 2017 season this February with a restaging of last year’s critically-acclaimed, sell-out production Every Brilliant Thing at Tommy Le Baker, Viva Residency, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah from February 2 to 12.
The one-man show originally by British playwright Duncan Macmillan spotlights the complicated issue of depression, through unconventional theatrical devices.
You’re 7 years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says that she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. You start a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.
Hailed by British newspaper The Guardian as “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression”, be literally a part of an interactive theatrical happening that – with your help – unfolds as both heart-wrenching and hilarious.
Directed by theatrethreesixty’s artistic director Chris Ling and starring Qahar Aqilah (R+J, Angels in America), the play returns to the Malaysian stage for eight performances only.
“To be given the opportunity to work on a play as this with an actor of Qahar’s calibre is a rare treat. Knowing that Every Brilliant Thing fits hand-in-glove with Qahar the consummate actor and Qahar the improv expert as well as slick host almost makes me feel like it was written for him to perform,” Chris explained.
Based on theatrethreesixty’s past productions (unique, edgy and contemplative) and after seeing the talented Qahar on stage, I’m looking forward to seeing how they tackle the deep yet delicate subject.
Every Brilliant Thing opens theatrethreesixty’s 2017 Season: Right Now which is focused on bringing intimate, actor-driven productions to the Malaysian audience from their blackbox space at Tommy Le Baker.
Tickets are at RM38, RM28 (concessions) and can be purchased at tixipro